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Distinguished author Tom Gunning delivers a new edition of his best-selling Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students that will continue to influence the way reading and writing are taught to future teachers. With its inclusive view of literacy, the seventh edition continues to emphasize methods that have been validated by research and practice while also delivering the basics of all major aspects of reading and writing. Reflecting the author’s ongoing, extensive, hands-on work with schools coping with the demands of No Child Left Behind and the implementation of Response to Intervention, the seventh edition stresses effective steps for helping every student become as fully literate as possible.
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What Do Reviewers Say about the Seventh Edition?
“I appreciate that RTI is going to be addressed [in the Seventh Edition] in greater detail…. There will also be more stress on the English language learner and that, too is needed. Updates are so necessary on these topics.” —Deborah A. Farrer, California University of Pennsylvania
“Gunning’s literacy philosophy is one with which I am most comfortable, both as a literacy teacher and as an instructor of teacher candidates. This text provides a sound foundation for students to build their knowledge of methods and strategies for teaching in all areas of literacy. It is a flexible format, it is comprehensive, and it is easy to integrate into my course content.” —Beth A. Childress, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Thomas G. Gunning is a professor emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University and an adjunct professor in the reading/language arts department at Central Connecticut State University. He has taught courses in reading and writing methods for more than 20 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, a reading specialist, and a consultant for Reading First as well as for Response to Intervention. His books include Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, and Closing the Literacy Gap—all published by Allyn & Bacon.
Chapter 1: The Nature of Literacy
Chapter 2: Literacy For All: NCLB, RTI, and Diversity in the Literacy Program
Chapter 3: Assessing for Learning
Chapter 4: Fostering Emergent/Early Literacy
Chapter 5: Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis
Chapter 6: Building Vocabulary
Chapter 7: Comprehension: Theory and Strategies
Chapter 8: Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures
Chapter 9: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and Study Skills
Chapter 10: Reading Literature
Chapter 11: Approaches to Teaching Reading
Chapter 12: Writing and Reading
Chapter 13: Creating and Managing a Literacy Program